An explanation of why religious education and worldviews, collective worship and spirituality can be transformative for children and young people.
The Christian ethos of church schools means that religious education and worldviews, collective worship and spiritual development are a core part of the support offered through the Board of Education.
At the heart of all that we do is the belief that these distinctive areas of pupils’ experience and learning can be life-transforming.
This belief is affirmed through advisers, our school and academy leaders and members of the Cathedral Education Service, all of whom helped to develop the vision and strategic plan of the Board of Education.
Our vision presents what we hope and strive for in these areas.
"God working through us to make a difference to the lives of children and young people through outstanding religious education, collective worship and spiritual development."
The principles underpinning this work are:
- To empower school communities to be innovative and take risks in the experiences they offer for children and young people to engage in religious education, collective worship and spirituality.
- Enabling school communities to challenge children’s and young people’s knowledge and understanding in religious education, collective worship and spirituality, offering knowledge and opportunities for reflection.
- Encouraging and supporting school communities to live out the Christian message by taking action that transforms the lives of children and young people.
Since the writing of the original vision, requests from schools have resulted in us broadening our work to include aspects of social, moral, spiritual and cultural development too. There’s more about this on the RSHE page.
Explore the side menu for inspiration, ideas and encouragement for engaging in this work with us.
Main contacts for further support
School Improvement Advisor
Education Services Assistant